May Meeting

2019-05-23 19:00 - 21:00
Busy-Bee Farm
Address: Range Rd 224, Hay Lakes, AB T0B 1W0, Canada

May 23rd, Thursday 7 pm.

A field trip to a commercial beekeeping operation!


Busy-Bee Farm Ltd. ,  owned and managed by Mike and Tony DeJong.

Having 20 years experience and an active member in the Alberta Beekeepers Commission, Busy Bee Farm is proud to work with surrounding community farmers to bring them the bees that help maximize various crop yields and enhance the general ecosystem. With compassion and respect for the people and the land in where Busy Bee Farm’s hives are placed, important relationships are cultivated across the province. It is with this passion and devotion that Busy Bee Farm producers an honest natural honey product and provides a high quality pollination service.”

Getting there can be tricky but we put together some directions for you:

– Go south on Highway 21 and turn right on TWP 490.  This is just beyond the 90 degree bend in Highway 21.  You are initially going south but road bends back west.  You will see the impressive set of buildings to the SW.
– Go 1.5 miles/2.4 km west on gravel road.  Turn left/south on RGE RD 224.  Travel 0.5 miles/0.8km south.
– Gate sign is 48549 Rge Rd 224

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